Housekeeping III

Recruitment #220614-F50C-03


Basic Purpose
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the care and cleaning of a state institution, public building, or state lodge or in the supervision or management of employees performing these duties.

Typical Functions
The functions performed in this job family will vary by level, unit and organization, but may include the following:
*Sweeps, dusts, mops, scrubs, washes, vacuums, waxes, and polishes building floors, walls, woodwork, windows, furniture, equipment, and hardware.
*Cleans and sanitizes laboratories, washrooms, and bedrooms, keeps washrooms supplied with paper, towels, and soap.
*Collects and disposes of trash and garbage; moves equipment and furniture such as beds, tables, and chairs.
*Performs sanitary inspections in designated areas for purposes of infection control.
*Replaces and removes medically contaminated sharps and/or medically soiled and contaminated dressings and supplies. 
*Orders and distributes custodial supplies; maintains inventory.
*Observes and reports safety violations; actively participates in emergency situations.
*Assists in training and continued education of lower level workers.
*Plans, assigns, and supervises all functions of a housekeeping department.
*Inspects quarters for maintenance of proper housekeeping standards.
*Supervises and maintains records of the distribution of furnishings.
*Maintains necessary records; prepares required reports.
*Establishes housekeeping standards; assists with policy planning; prepares departmental budget request.

Level Descriptor
Levels are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the level of expertise required for completion of work assignments, and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.

This is the lead worker level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving advanced level custodial and housekeeping duties, such as leading or functionally supervising a crew of lower level employees.  In this role they will also perform inspections, order and distribute supplies and assist in training.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of various cleaning methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work; of proper procedures for disposing of waste, including medically contaminated sharps and/or medically soiled and contaminated dressings and supplies; and of chemical product safety. Skill is required to operate custodial equipment. Ability is required to follow oral and written instructions; to instruct and supervise others; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Special Requirements
Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by?63 O.S. § 427.8.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of eighteen months experience in building or institutional custodial work or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.